Gun-control groups have gone apoplectic over the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, Wis. Looking at their statements, social media and reactions, gun control is no longer just gun control. Gun control is no longer about anything close to resembling common sense and has nothing to do with actual community safety.
It’s all about control and nothing less.
The Rittenhouse trial, news coverage and verdict exposed glaring blind spots in the politicians calling for a rushed prosecution, the media repeating debunked narratives and gun control groups conveniently ignoring actual heinous crimes previously committed by those who attacked Rittenhouse, including during the incidents in which he defended his own life.
The prosecution’s rush to charge and courtroom fumbles showed blatant – if not intentional – errors. Jonathan Turley, a professor at George Washington University Law School, told Fox News, “They [prosecutors] rushed to bring charges against him and then when the case started to fall apart they seemed to become more and more desperate and they started to cut corners and make errors.”